VIDEO: Tragedy Strikes Again As Another Fuel Tanker Explodes in Onitsha

By Onyekere Ifeanyi, The Sight News

Report reaching The Sight News, has it that another fuel tanker fell and caught fire in Onitsha, few hours after a similar horrible incident that destroyed lives and properties around Ochanga market in the same city.

The incident, our Reporter gathered, had happened around Omagba phase 2, Onitsha, in what appears to be Thursday night.

Damages done by the fire could not be ascertained yet.

It could be recalled that a tanker laden with petrol exploded at Upper Iweka axis of the area on Wednesday, October 16.

The ugly incident left a woman and her child dead, alongside many others.

According to ChannelsTV reports, no fewer than 40 buildings, ranging from two-storey to four storey buildings were also razed in the explosion, and over 500 locked-up shops were gutted by the fire along the Iweka street leading to Ochanja and Menax market.

The tanker’s head reportedly fell off and went up in flames after spilling its content within the area.
According to a witness, the fire raged for three hours before fire service arrived from Asaba.

This latest incident left a lot of questions to be answered on the monies budgeted for the Nigerian Fire Service, taxes and rates collected in the markets, and the state of roads in the south-east.

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